Map Skills 5 ‘Grid References’ 1. To understand what a grid reference is and how they help us find places on a map. Explain the term ‘Grid square’. Grid References Maps can be very complicated, hence it may be very hard to find something or somewhere on it! To make it easier to find places, grid lines can be drawn on the map, these grid lines form grid squares. If each of these lines are numbered the exact position of a square can be given. When you place the numbers next to one another they form a four figure grid reference which give the position of a square. 4-figure grid references Grid References Instructions Give the number of the grid line your finger must run right to. 03 Give the number of the grid line your finger must run up to. 63 Put the numbers together and you have a four figure grid reference. 0363 4-figure grid references Pupil Activities Complete Map Grids 2. You need a pencil, rubber and colouring pencils Homework Map Grids 1 for next lesson 6-figure grid references 6-figure grid references 6-figure grid references You live at 702 337 and need to see a friend at 681 319. In what direction and over what distance will you be travelling? How will you get there? What will you see on the way? What is the 6-figure grid reference of… 1. The site of the battle. 705 342 2. The bus station in Naperton. 692 332 3. The church with a tower in Bingham. 680 321 What is the 6-figure grid reference of …?